TVMichael Phelps Sure Loved That Ryan Lochte Joke at the VMAs
You know who's not tired of Ryan Lochte jokes? Michael Phelps.
Outside of Rihanna and Beyonce, there wasn't much to the VMAs this year. The "oh shit" moments were few and far between, and I—an increasingly out-of-touch old man blogger—frequently found myself asking, "Who is that again?"
Toward the end of the show however, Jimmy Fallon took the stage to present the Video of the Year award, and decided this would be the perfect time to bust out a Ryan Lochte bit. Fallon appeared in a U.S. Olympic track suit and platinum hair, and unleashed a Lochte impression that was not exactly received with raucous laughter. But you know who loved it? Lochte's teammate (and far better Olympian) Michael Phelps.
Look at his reaction:
You know that Phelps look means? Other U.S. swimmers have definitely been laughing at Lochte this whole damn time. Phelps without a doubt immediately sent that video he shot to Lochte and the whole swimming group text followed by an "LMAOOOOO" and roughly six crying emojis. While the rest of the country debates Lochte's white privilege and Brazil tries to get him back in the country to face police, Lochte's peers are taking delight in public displays lampooning his behavior.
No matter how long Ryan Lochte stays low, Michael Phelps will be there to make sure Lochte knows every time he's getting mercilessly roasted.